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Can we live with lynx?

A landmark new book, The Lynx and Us, is being published next month by Scotland: The Big Picture. Here the author of the book Dr David Hetherington, the UK's leading lynx expert, asks what it would be like to live ...

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Karen Thorburn

Walk on

Three years ago, in March 2015, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity arose to witness a 96% solar eclipse darken the skies over northern Scotland. My husband and I parked up behind Evanton before breakfast and began an hour-long ascent of Cnoc Fyrish. ...

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David Lintern

Back to Beinn a' Chaorrain

Dawn leaked over the roof of the Rec', a pale blue canvas, a promise. I was already late but it would do. I crept out of the still sleeping house, hard frosted back garden grass, hard frosted windscreen glass. Newtonmore ...

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For the price of a bobble hat - can you help?

This weekend sees the launch of a major appeal to raise £100,000 to tackle erosion and restore footpaths on two of Scotland's favourite Munros. With hundreds of thousands of people enjoying walking and climbing in Scotland's mountains every year, campaigners ...

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Cameron McNeish

A Lancastrian's North West Legacy

Cameron McNeish remembers Richard Gilbert, author and mountaineer I’M at the age, unfortunately, when I attend more funerals than weddings and conversations with contemporaries commonly start with “Have you heard about…” Sometime the news of the death of someone you didn’t actually ...

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Walkhighlands' Paul wins Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

Walkhighlands founder Paul Webster has been announced as this year's winner of the prestigious Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Award. Based in the Cairngorms National Park, Paul beat off strong competition from thousands of entries submitted by photographers from across ...

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calton hill

Our Pick: The Seven Hills of Edinburgh

In an allusion to Rome, Edinburgh is said to be built on seven hills - though it's not hard to come up with a few more if you know the city well. Nonetheless the seven has stuck, and there's even ...

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Review: Black Diamond Revolt headtorch

RRP: £45 Weight: 100g (including batteries) Headtorches have improved in leaps and bounds in the last few years and now come with an array of different light settings and features. I've been testing Black Diamond's updated ReVolt on my weekly night runs, ...

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